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JANUARY - 2014

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER

• SHAWNA REITER'S AWESOME PUPPETS at Open Door Designs
• PUPPET ALLSORTS: LITTLE YELLOW SCHOOLBUS - THIS WEEKEND
Casteliers - 2014 Festival Line Up Announced
• Calls for Artists - PUPPET ALLSORTS - Night of Shorts & SLAM 2014
• Call for Artists - Fresh Ideas Conference: May 3, 2014

MARIONETTE Building Workshop - January 19, 26 & February 2,9 - ONE PLACE STILL AVAILABLE
• See the other workshops Scheduled for 2014

MOUTH PUPPETRY 101 with Mike Petersen
Puppet Building Workshop with Carla Veldman at TAIS
Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day
THE PUPPETRY INTENSIVE - Humber College

• PRESENTS!

• NO TIME!

NOW IN THE WINDOW
SHAWNA REITER - BUNRAKU PUPPETS

These Bunraku style puppets were made
by Shawna Reiter of CLUNK PUPPET LAB in 2006 and are for SALE.

FOR MORE DETAILS INCLUDING PRICE LIST
PLEASE CLICK HERE

Please email us if you would like more information.

THIS WEEKEND



Get your tickets soon
for
THE LITTLE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS

Sunday, January 19, 2014

performed by

B-AM Children’s Entertainment

Click Here to Buy Tickets

puppetallsorts.com

 

Castelier's 2014 Festival Lineup Announced

Montreal - March 6-9, 2014

Check the Calendar for more info

 

More info: casteliers.ca

 

Stay tuned for more details in the February Newsletter

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Toronto Puppetry Collective is dedicated to fostering the growth of the puppetry community in Toronto. As part of the second season of the Puppet Allsorts performance series, the TPC has added a “Night of Shorts” event, which will showcase new works (or workshop pieces) on Monday, May 26, 2014.

The TPC seeks 10-15 minute pieces that push the envelope of puppetry performance. More than a SLAM piece but less than a full show…a good place to try something out in a more involved way.

Submit a short project description as well as an artist and/or company bio. Please include photos and/or a link to online video (if applicable) of the work.
Artists chosen to perform will receive an honorarium for their participation.
Please email us to submit. MORE INFO

Deadline to submit: February 26, 2014

CALL FOR ARTISTS

IMAGINE yourself PERFORMING in this amazing space AND helping Puppet Allsorts to produce a third fabulous season!

COME together for an evening of silly, experimental and hilarious nonsense! Think poetry slam, but more profound.
Please email us to get on the list. MORE INFO

Marionette Workshop Description

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct their own marionette using polymer and air-dry clays. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will be taught in making of the head and hands and feet and fundamental principles of painting will be introduced in order to bring each character to life. Each participant will also learn how to string and dress their puppet and basic marionette manipulation will also be covered.


ONE PLACE STILL AVAILABLE
Marionette Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
January 19, 26 & February 2,9
, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm

(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
)

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

WORKSHOP
TECHNIQUES OF FOAM & FUR PUPPET BUILDING

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct a "muppet" style hand puppet of their own design using techniques of foam carving and covering with fabric such as fur or fleece. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will be taught in creating the form; stitching techniques for hiding seams in a variety of coverings; modelling and painting features such as noses, eyes, etc.


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Techniques of Foam & Fur Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
February 16, 23 & March 2,9, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People over the age of 12
COST: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

Tabletop Workshop Description

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct a tabletop puppet using polymer and air-dry clays. As in the marionette workshop, concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form and the fundamentals of painting will be taught in order to bring each character to life. Puppet dressing and basic manipulation will also be covered.

Tabletop Puppet Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
March 23, 30 & April 6,13, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.)

LOCATION: Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8
AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

Click Here To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here to Download Registration Form click here

email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

Marionette Workshop Description

In this workshop participants, over four days, will construct their own marionette using polymer and air-dry clays. Concepts of three-dimensional sculptural form will be taught in making of the head and hands and feet and fundamental principles of painting will be introduced in order to bring each character to life. Each participant will also learn how to string and dress their puppet and basic marionette manipulation will also be covered.


Marionette Building Workshop
DATE & TIME:

4 classes, Sundays
April 27, May 4,11,25, 2014

10:00am - 4:00pm

(If you have a group of 4-8 people we can organize workshops to suit your schedule.
)

LOCATION:

Open Door Designs
1597 Dupont Street
Toronto ON M6P 3S8

AGE GROUP: People 12 and older
COST: $300 + HST(this includes all materials)

To Download the Workshop Description
Click Here
to Download Registration Form click here
email or call (416) 531-1290

Once you have completed the registration form email, mail, or drop off at Open Door Designs. Feel free to call to confirm (416) 531-1290.

You may pay by credit card, Debit or cheque by dropping by the store. If you would like to pay online through Paypal, please click the button below

MOUTH PUPPETRY 101 with Mike Petersen - at Puppet Mongers Studio

February 15 & 16, 2014: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mouth puppets have entered the mainstream again. Originally famous on TV with the Muppets, now thanks to the hit musical Avenue Q, live stage mouth-puppetry is popping up all over the country!

Puppeteer Mike Petersen spent two years on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock and toured for nearly ten years with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. He’s also Bruce the Gorilla on CBC’s The Mighty Jungle, and Binoo on Toopy & Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom. As a teacher of puppetry, Mike has worked alongside Graham Whitehead at Mermaid Theatre, Allen MacInnis at YPT, Lynda Hill at Theatre Direct, Eric Woolfe at Eldritch Theatre, David Ferry at Toronto Masque Theatre, and Seanna Kennedy, director of the first Canadian production of Avenue Q at Lower Ossington Theatre.

 

MORE INFORMATION




Puppet Building Workshop with Carla Veldman at TAIS
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11 am – 5 pm - $75 members, $90 non-members

This workshop is an introduction to different types of stop-motion puppets and their armatures, including wire, aluminum, paper, and ball-and-socket. Topics covered will include puppet-planning, materials used, tie-down types, and mouth replacements. Participants will be able to fabricate their own wire armatures during the workshop (materials provided), and puppet examples will be available for reference.
Instructor Carla Veldman is an animation film-maker and stop-motion artist. A Sheridan graduate and lover of stories, she enjoys the tactile and textural world of puppet animation.

MORE INFO

http://carlaveldman.daportfolio.com

Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day

An annual day-long mini-conference and festival, that showcases artists taking new and ground-breaking directions in puppetry.
Proposals welcome – deadline February 15th 2014 MORE INFO

Saturday 3rd May, 2014
Conference: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Short shows: Start at 8:00 p.m.
Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto 214 College Street – 3rd Floor


June 2nd to June 14th, 2014

The Humber College Puppetry Intensive is an exciting, vigorous, hands-on, 12 day training program in the art of puppet theatre.

Taught by some of the best professional puppet artists in North America, this unique program offers students the opportunity to work with four professional artists from three distinct companies: Foreign Landscapes Productions, CLUNK Puppet Lab, and Puppetmongers.

MORE INFO

GIFTS FROM $5.00!

OPEN DOOR DESIGNS is full to the brim with wonderful gifts, including our innovative Doorway Puppet Theatres and puppets we also carry a good selection of Diabolo, Folkmanis, Three Bags Full, Run Rabbit Run and Banjo Puppets.

 

Come and see our wonderful vintage and antique puppets of all sorts: hand puppets, finger puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and more!

METROPOLIS FACTORY
Metropolis Factory is a showroom which sells both authentic vintage pieces as well as newly designed industrial furniture.

Metropolis Factory is also an event venue and showroom featuring authentic vintage pieces and furniture creating a unique experince for any event. It is divided into two adjoining sections, the Power Room and the Industrial Block.

50 EDWIN AVE, TORONTO, M6P3Z5
T (416)629-4297
W www.metropolisfactory.com/

4Cats Arts Studio
1615 Dupont St.
Toronto ON
M6P 3S8

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD HAS A NEW CAFE!

1571 Dupont st (in the old Laundrama)
Visit Soon! Thanks

Carlos and Sandra Flores

BASEMENT STUDIO
AVAILABLE
FOR RENT

The basement studio is now finished and available for rent
for small meetings and events. A beautiful clean new space, there is approximately 350 sq ft of floor space. 2 tables, 12 chairs, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker, fridge and bathroom.

Rates:
$15/hr - 8 hour minimum
$20/hr by the hour.

more info: info@opendoordesigns.ca , (416) 531-1290

Perth Dupont Community Garden
Started just as a garden with individual plots in 2005 by the City Councillor Adam Giambrone, it has been transformed into a thriving Community Garden, and is now a center for Urban Agriculture. With ethnic and lifestyle diversity, our garden is a place to grow food, flowers, friendships, and personal social and leadership skills. READ MORE
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Material Donations Needed
RED WAGON COLLECTIVE
AT EVANGELINE


Donations may be dropped off at Open Door Designs or email Nancy Davis Halifax for more information.


RED WAGON COLLECTIVE: DONATIONS NEEDED:
fabric, wool, embroidery floss, needles, crochet hooks, old sweaters

RED WAGON COLLECTIVE was formed in 2006 in response to our desire to deepen our artistic, collaborative, and community-engaged practices through residency projects that would enable us to develop both intensive and extensive relationships in the Junction - a rapidly changing neighbourhood in Toronto's west end. We share a desire to work collaboratively with artists and non-artists to create work that inspires new conversations; softens boundaries between groups separated by age, culture, ability, and economic status; promotes the presence of art in everyday life and contributes to increasing public engagement in community development. The work we create with communities is used in producing exhibitions, public installations, and celebratory performance events.We are currently working within the walls of the Evangeline Shelter.

Image Foundry specializes in edition printing, custom art reproduction projects, and high-end photo-retouching work.

1581 Dupont Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 3S5

Contact:
www.imagefoundry.ca
phone: 416-477-5652

A little further afield but worth the walk!
Beautiful, unique food in a cozy setting.


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1426 Bloor Street West
(at the corner of Symington Avenue)
Toronto, ON M6P

(647) 342-1567

   

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